Monday, November 29, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #15: THE VET

I don't have any piccies of me at the vet, but I do have one of the carrier I go in when Mom takes me to the vet. She puts me in it, then seatbelts it in the car. I don't like it!

I hope I don't have to go in that carrier for a loooooong time!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful Kitty

Today is my first Thanksgiving with my Mom. It is a special day and I wanted to share some of my thoughts with you.

There are so many things I have to be thankful for. First and most importantly is that I now have this amazing forever home. My mom pampers me and treats me like I'm the most important thing in her life. After being a shelter kitty, I will forever be grateful for being adopted and loved.

I'm thankful that even though I have tummy troubles, Mom never yells at me when I puke on the carpet. Even while she's on the floor cleaning it up.

I'm thankful for Grandparents who bring me gifts when they come to visit and a guinea pig sisfur who wants to give me nosetaps even when I try to whack her with my paw.

I'm also thankful for all the luxuries in my life. I get to drink out of a running water fountain-or the toilet if I want! I can get under the covers of the bed when I'm chilly and snuggle down to nap. I have a tree right outside my bedroom window that squirrels climb and a deck I can watch birdies on (after Dad puts out seeds to attract them).

I know all my anipals are thankful on this day, too. I'm thankful that I have all of you and hope you know how much you mean to me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Review of "Please Send Money" by Cheshire Kitten

My friend Cheshire Kitten wrote a book called "Please Send Money" and I won it as a prize at a #pawpawty! I couldn't wait for it to come so I could read it. Last night Mom and I read it in bed together and it was PAWSOME!

The book is all about Cheshire and his fursibs faced with the task of having to earn money to pay for their kibble. They come up with all kinds of ideas that just don't work out until they find the perfect way to keep their bowls full of food.

You know what my favorite part of the book was? The very front-where it was pawtographed!! I'm very proud of my friend Cheshire. I think all my anipals and their humans should buy his book. Go check out his blog and order one for yourself!

Friday, November 19, 2010

A Blog For @Ryker_Tyker and @WaysideWaifs

Were you at #NipClub last night in honor of @Ryker_Tyker? If you weren't (or if you were and things are a little fuzzy today) and want a little overview, check out my guest post on Wayside Waifs' blog!

I know everybody is wondering so, drumroll please...We raised $85 for Wayside Waifs in Ryker's name at #NipClub last night! Of course it doesn't have to stop there just because #NipClub is over. You can continue to give and honor our friend Ryker. I hope you do!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #14: Mom!

This is me and Mom in the kitchen tonight. I can't believe she's wearing mousie slippers!

Let's see a picture of your mom too!

Friday, November 12, 2010

I Guest Blogged for Wayside Waifs!!

Check out my post on Wayside Waif's blog!

GREENIES JointCare Wag & Walk 4 Life

Hey doggie friends! Have I got news for you! GREENIES JointCare is issuing a challenge to you and your humans. They have gotten together with veterinarian (don't stop reading, I'm sure he's a purrfectly nice person who just happens to be a V-E-T) and triathlete Dr. Ernie Ward to get Americans to go out and walk with their dogs. It's called the GREENIES JointCare Wag & Walk 4 Life.

Here's the challenge: Go to the GREENIES Facebook page at and pledge to walk a certain distance with your human every week. Once all the pledges add up to 25,000 miles (the distance around the earth), GREENIES JointCare will begin monetary and in-kind donations to Freedom Service Dogs, based in Englewood, Colorado. The donations will support their training camp that places a service dog with a disabled veteran who needs a mobility partner. With Veterans Day having just passed, isn't this a good way to give back to those who have fought for our freedom?

In addition to helping out Freedom Service Dogs, you and your human will see personal benefits. For every 30 minutes of dog-walking, 120+ calories are burned-that is great this time of year when you won't be able to keep your human's hands out of the holiday goodies. Also, studies show that regular dog walking builds stronger bones, leaner muscles and healthier joints for both the human and the dog.

So get on over to the GREENIES Facebook page and pledge to get out there and walk! It will be good for you, your human and a veteran who needs the help of a service dog.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #13: From Where I Stand...

I love to look through the railing on the deck. I make sure to look out all three sides every time I go outside. This is the view to the north, where the squirrel tree is. I call it that because we get squirrels there sometimes and I can watch them nom on the nuts we put out for them. There's also a fire hydrant that I bet some of my doggie friends would like!
You should join in the Anipal Photo Hunt and show us the view from where you stand!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Banana Abby-She's a Wayside Waifs SupporterToo!

I just wanted to share a blog with you that I found yesterday. It's called Banana Abby and she's got the BEST pictures of dogs who are available for adoption at Wayside Waifs. Mom has been following her on Twitter for a little while, but this was the first time we looked at her pictures. I don't think she's actually taking the pictures, but you can bet she's the brains behind the operation!

You should check her out and say hi!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Rosie Loved His Tomatoes!

This is a little update to my All Souls' Day post. So many of my friends commented on Rosie's love of tomatoes, that I had Mom scan this old picture of her sharing a tomato with him.
Sorry it's a little crooked. *looks at Mom* It's not her best work. But, it shows Rosie (and Mom!) back in his younger days before he got chubby and kinda scraggly looking.

Thanks for sharing the love on the other post! I hope you like the update!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Need A Donation Idea?

Mom was shopping at Target today (she didn't bring me anything, by the way) when she saw a great way to donate to your local shelter for just a little money.

In the "Dollar Spot" section there were fleece blankets for just $2.50! You could buy 4 of them for just $10 or 10 of them for $25.00. That would make a wonderful donation to your local shelter. Shelters are always needing warm blankets for their kitties and doggies waiting for their forever homes. It would mean a lot to a homeless pet to have something warm to snuggle on with the weather getting colder.

Just a little something to keep in mind when you're out doing your regular shopping: You can pick up an item or two on each trip and soon have a huge gift to give to your shelter. Always be on the lookout for specials like the blankets at Target or sales on things like paper towels, bleach, cat litter or treats. Shelters are always needing these items!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Anipal Photo Hunt #12: All Souls' Day

This week's Anipal Photo Hunt is in celebration of All Souls' Day, a day to remember those who have passed on. Cokie explains it here.

Mom recently wrote a post about her doggy, Oscar, who went to the Rainbow Bridge on Halloween three years ago, so I thought I'd honor her Wichita cat, Rosie. He (yes, he) went to the Rainbow Bridge this past June, right before Mom and Dad left for Boston to get married. He was an old kitty, at least 17 years, and had been declining in health over his last year of life.

Mom had to leave him in Wichita when she moved to Kansas City, so he lived with Grandma and Grandpa. I never met him, but I knew all about him. Mom told me stories about how he would sleep with her at night and every morning they had a cuddle session. After she moved, he learned to cuddle with Grandma instead.

Rosie's favorite people food were cheese and tomatoes. He and Mom would go out on the front porch and eat a tomato together. When it wasn't tomato season, they would share a little can of tomato juice. He got cheese as a reward when he had to go to the vet or have medicine.

Mom was very sad when Rosie went to the Rainbow Bridge because she couldn't be there to help him. Grandma was there though and I know he understood Mom's absence. I'll meet him one day at the Rainbow Bridge; until then, I'll enjoy Mom's stories about him and honor his memory on days like All Souls' Day.